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Iconic Madonna Inn – What to Do and Expect When You Visit!

May 6, 2023 | California | 0 comments

Are you ready to step back in time? Look no further than the iconic Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California. Whether you’re looking for an unforgettable staycation or a once-in-a-lifetime vacation experience, this whimsical, one-of-a-kind hotel is sure to deliver. From its lavish pink dining room and 110 suites each designed with their own distinct style and décor to the luxurious amenities all throughout the property, nothing quite compares to what the Madonna Inn has to offer. Read on and get ready for a trip that’s guaranteed to be unlike any other—here’s what you can expect when you visit.

My eldest daughter has been yearning for a trip to the Madonna Inn for years. Finally, as it came to her turn to choose our family’s next holiday destination, she didn’t think twice before putting it on the top of her list. Just a heads up…this hotel may not be to everyone’s liking, but it’s perfect for those with an appreciation for antiques and who have a unique personality. Hey, it may not be my cup of tea, but all the people who love it? They REALLY love it! Let’s just say my girls LOVED it!

Does Madonna own Madonna Inn?

Madonna Inn isn’t named after the Material Girl herself, but after its creators – Alex and Phyllis Madonna. That’s right, this whimsical wonderland of a hotel is named after this husband-and-wife team and not Madonna the singer.

Where is Madonna Inn Located?

Located on Highway 101, midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles.

100 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

(They do not offer late check-ins. That means you have to arrive during office hours.)

The Inn of Choice for Celebrities

This hotel is basically a celebrity hotspot. Check out some of the famous faces that have stayed at this hotel such as Debbie Harry, Kathy Ireland, Macaulay Culkin, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Clint Eastwood, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Reba McIntyre, Bette Midler, Kesha, and Sam Elliott. They are just some of the A-listers who have made this Inn their preferred accommodation.

Check out this insanely cool music video filmed at the iconic Madonna Inn. It is just one of the many videos filmed at this Inn.

Victorian Gardens at Madonna Inn -Suite 214

Discover a charming room that embodies the refinement and beauty of the Victorian period. Gardens have been around since the days of Eden, but it was during the Victorian era that they truly became popular. This lovely room, located on the 2nd floor of the hilltop unit, is a tribute to that era.

Surrounded by elegant outdoor flora, refined flowers, and lush greenery, this garden room exudes an ambiance that’s impossible to resist. The decor includes furniture, wall coverings, and paintings that all pay tribute to the timeless beauty of this era.

With one king and one double bed, this room can comfortably accommodate up to four people.

*Housekeeping is upon request only.

*If you’re staying in this section of the Inn, don’t count on having great phone service or the internet. Disconnect and enjoy the peace and quiet.

*This hotel doesn’t have any elevators, so you’ll need to carry your bags upstairs. If you have any disabilities, be sure to choose a room that’s easily accessible for you.

*The two most popular rooms are The Love Nest & Carin.

*Rooms come with Wolf Gang Puck coffee and M pink bath amenities such as shampoo, conditioner, and soap. You’ll feel pampered like a true VIP!

Restaurants at Madonna Inn

Madonna Inn Copper Cafe

Welcome to the cutest cafe in town! This place is so popular that it can get crowded quickly. It seems like a local hotspot. But don’t worry, I got the tips to help you out. If you want a table, be prepared to wait for a bit or make a reservation by giving them a call. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can always sit at the bar like we did – it’s just as cozy and fun. We had breakfast every day at this spot and we couldn’t get enough of their legendary Madonna cakes. The food is delicious and the cake is mouth-watering good.

Alex Madonna’s Gold Rush Steak House

4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. | Fridays and Saturdays

5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. | Sunday through Thursday

Check out our popular steak house, a favorite among locals and crowds every night we were there! Don’t want to wait? Make reservations ahead of time and ask to sit in a cozy pink booth otherwise, you may get a table back in the corner.

Trust us, it’s worth it for the mouthwatering steaks and the pink decor. There is a reason celebrities can’t get enough of this enchanting spot. The food is pretty pricey. But trust me, it’s worth every penny!

Shopping at Madonna Inn

There are three stores to shop at Madonna Inn Gourmet Shop, Madonna Inn Boutique, & Madonna Inn Gift Shop. These boutiques not only offer expensive clothes but also souvenirs to take home. Don’t miss out on finding something special for yourself or a loved one. There’s something for everyone there.

We stocked up on wine and drinks for our time at the swimming pool which I will talk about next.

Swimming Pool

Even though it was December, the pool was heated, so we got to experience summer vibes in the dead of winter. Perfect for a leisurely swim. Each suite comes with two beach towels and robes. You can even grab a sandwich and a coffee from the cafe by the pool. Glass is not allowed.

The Gym at Madonna Inn

Looking for a way to stay active during your stay? Their gym might not be top-notch, but it definitely has a nice perk: a picturesque view of the pool that will make your treadmill run way more enjoyable.

The gym’s got weights and a treadmill – and that’s pretty much it.

* Gym has free water!

Tennis Courts at Madonna Inn

We had an absolute blast on the hot pink tennis courts. The hotel will lend you tennis rackets for free – so let your inner Wimbledon champion shine on this pink court. First-come-first-served basis.

The Inn is your own personal resort, with tons of activities to keep you entertained all day long. There really is so much to do!

Whether you’re craving a wild western feel, a luxurious beach bungalow, or just a cozy cabin in the woods— Madonna Inn has it all. The perfect blend of luxury and whimsy, this iconic inn will take your vacation to the next level. With 110 suites designed to transport your imagination and amenities bubbling over at every corner, this inn is an experience unlike any other. So if you’re ready for a blast from the past and an unforgettable getaway, make sure to book your next stay at Madonna Inn—it’ll be one adventure that you won’t soon forget! But if planning trips aren’t your thing, never fear! Glam Escapes can help make your dream vacation happen with their online booking engine – no stress involved. So let them take care of getting you there, and get ready for the trip of a lifetime. Click here to learn more.

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